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Beads

More than seventy green cylinder beads, fine hard paste; more than twenty-three fragments of red cylinder beads; more than thirty-two fragments of white, yellow or gray cylinder beads. More than ninety ring beads green, faded white or brown; sixty-three black ring beads; one group of ten ring...

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Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 152. 1921: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler, 743–698 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length:1.8 cm (11/16 in.); Diameter: 0.4

Accession Number

21.12141

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads